Salary for Museum Technicians and Conservators

Also known as:  Art Conservator, Art Preparator, Conservation Technician, Ethnographic Materials Conservator, Museum Exhibit Technician, Objects Conservator, Paintings Conservator, Paper Conservator, Textile Conservator

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Museum technicians and conservators identify, catalog, arrange and install items in museum collections and exhibits. They may be involved in the preparation of specimens such as textiles or dinosaur bones for research and investigative purposes, and also work in the restoration and maintenance of objects in a museum's collections. These individuals prepare items for storage, as well. Master's degrees are commonly expected for work in this field.

A Museum Technician or Conservator gets average salaries on a scale from 24000 and 36000 based on level of experience. Museum Technicians and Conservators will normally get average salaries of Thirty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred dollars yearly.

Museum Technicians and Conservators are paid most highly in the District of Columbia, where they earn wages of approximately $61770. This group of professionals can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can receive a compensation of $46320.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 12.70 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Museum Technicians and Conservators tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $46,320
Public Administration $44,640
Educational Services $43,860
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $39,190
Retail Trade $38,860
Other Services (except Public Administration) $38,690
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $32,190
Other Services (except Public Administration) $38,690
Retail Trade $38,860
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $39,190
Educational Services $43,860
Public Administration $44,640
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